The Managing Director of Loyalty Insurance Company Limited, Ernest Frimpong, has expressed worry about some unhealthy practices in the insurance sector.
According to him, even though Ghana’s insurance market is highly competitive, and characterised by a lot of innovation, some unethical practices like premium undercutting could hamper the growth of the industry.
“The Ghana insurance market is a highly competitive and dynamic marketplace,” Mr Frimpong said.
“There is a dichotomy; on the one hand, the market is characterised by innovation, and on the other hand, there is also some unhealthy competition in the market. The issue of undercutting premiums has been around for a while. We need to change this narrative; we need stronger cooperation among ourselves to benefit our industry”. He added.
The Loyalty Insurance MD spoke at the company’s fifth-anniversary celebration launch themed, “Growing through digitalisation.”
The company unveiled four new digital applications which it believes will place it at the forefront of technological innovation in the insurance sector.
The Managing Director also expressed gratitude to shareholders of the company for raising capital to meet the National Insurance Commission’s minimum capital requirement of ¢50 million.
The Commissioner of Insurance, Dr Justice Ofori, commended the management and staff for embracing technology as part of their operations.
He urged them to re-strategise and remain customer-focused in order to remain relevant in the industry.
“Let me congratulate management and staff of Loyalty Insurance Company Limited for the attainment of five years of growth and consistent success and express my gratitude to all who have contributed to making the company what it is today,” he said.